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Comfy, Cosy and Practical: Building Your Autumn Wardrobe

Autumn is a time for enjoying the cooler weather, watching the leaves turn beautiful shades of red and orange and enjoying cosy nights in at home. As the weather changes are wardrobes need to as well, here’s how you can build yours.

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Consider a capsule wardrobe

Buying a whole new wardrobe every season can be expensive, which is why a capsule closet is a good way to go. Here you only need a few different items, but you can style lots of outfits for all occasions that all look very different. For autumn, a few long sleeve jersey dresses make good stable pieces to build your capsule wardrobe from. They’re comfy, flattering and can easily be dressed up or down- worn with heels for evening occasions or with tights, flat boots and a cute leather jacket or cardigan for day wear. If you’re more of a trouser wearer, a pair of black trousers and a couple of pairs of jeans can all be worn with different tops to create different looks. Think about footwear and jackets too- a mac is classic and can be worn with just about everything. A pair of black leather boots will again go with most outfits and keep your feet warm and dry over the upcoming months.

 

Add accessories

Accessories are a fantastic way to embrace the season. They can bring a pop of colour and style to any plain outfit- a scarf, a bag, a piece of statement jewellery or a hat can all transform your autumn wardrobe without the need to spend much. Scour high street bargains and sites like eBay for unique pieces. Gold, burnt orange and red as well as khaki and jewel tones like purple and navy all work well for the autumn and winter.

 

Replace your basics

When you wear things like tights, leggings, vest tops, tshirts for layering and other basics every day, they can quickly wear out. A couple of times a year it’s worth investing in new pieces, they don’t cost much but prevent you from looking scruffy. If you can’t locate your winter warmers from last year like your gloves and woolly hat, you will need to replace these too!

 

Think about nightwear and loungewear

It’s not just clothes to go out in that we need to consider when we’re building our autumn wardrobe. During the colder months of the year we tend to spend more time at home, meaning it’s important to have things to relax in. There are lots of cute pyjamas you can buy at this time of year, but loungewear can be an even better option. That way you look more put together if someone knocks the door! You can even get felt slippers with rubber soles which make hard wearing alternatives to regular slippers. If you do need to pop out into the garden to put the bin out or get something from the car then it won’t soak the bottoms and ruin them.

Autumn is on the way, so be sure to have your wardrobe prepared so you can look cute and be comfy over the colder months!

 

Love a bit of lace.

Last year I got the most beautiful top, it’s a simple T-shirt with a cut out and a little bit of lace. I think it is just perfect and I kinda want to wear it all the time.

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I love how a bit of lace can add so much to a simple item like a T-shirt and now whenever I see items with a small bit of lace I want them all. In my mind I think of lace as being very sexy and a little risqué (which I love) so when it’s chucked on a regular every day item/outfit I’m drawn to it even more.

I’ve been seeing items like this more and more recently so I’d thought I’d share a couple that caught my eye.

1. Black lace insert top from Esprit, this one would be a great one to dress up, the lace is mostly on the back and it’s looks very simple and sophisticated from the front. The fabric is beautiful and you can’t go wrong with black.

2. Black lace trim cami from Yours Clothing, this one has the least lace but is still the most revealing of the three. I love a classic black cami and I think the lace gives it just the right amount of edge.

3.Grey lace sleeve pocket T-shirt from Simply Be, this is probably the closest item to what I have in the pic above. I love the contrast of the black lace against the grey and the cute little pocket is a nice detail. IMG_20180824_004327Each of these items are different but I like them all equally. The lace takes each one up a nothc from the otherwise very simple piece it would be without it. I don’t think the lace needs to be round the neck/bust line for it to add that little bit of sexiness. Each of these items would look just as good with leggings and converse as they would be jeans and heels. I love that items like this are so versatile and easy to dress up.

Do you live a bit of lace as much as I do?

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How To Get Cheap Designer Clothes

Most of us don’t buy that many designer labels when we’re shopping for clothes. The prices are just too high. But getting high quality clothes is actually a good way to save money in the long run because they’ll last longer, not to mention they look great. If you spend your days looking longingly through shop windows wishing you could afford all of that great stuff, I’ve got news for you. You can! There are some handy little tricks you can use to make designer clothing more affordable and they work for everybody.

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Sell Old Clothes

Anybody that claims they wear everything in their wardrobe is a liar. Everybody has a load of stuff that they haven’t worn for ages but haven’t been bothered to get rid of yet. If you want some new clothes and you can’t afford the designer labels that you’re dreaming of, why not sell some of those old clothes? It’s a great way to declutter your wardrobe and make a load of extra cash at the same time. List all of that old stuff on eBay and then use the money you make to buy a couple of great designer pieces.

 

Look For Voucher Codes

People use voucher codes to get discounts on all sorts of things, and clothes are no exception. You might not be able to afford designer clothes when they’re full price but dressing up using discount codes is affordable for everybody. You can get some pretty massive discounts if you shop around. There are always new discount codes popping up so make sure you favourite the websites and check them regularly, otherwise, you might miss out on the deal of a lifetime. There are so many great voucher code sites around, if you know where to look you can not only find money off clothes but off everyday household items and even trips and experiences. Sites like dealsdaddy and dealsqueen make saving money everyday really easy so you can make savings in all areas of your life.  

 

Buy Second Hand

People are sometimes a bit put off buying second hand clothes. There is always a worry that they’ll already be worn and damaged and they won’t last you that long. But you don’t have to worry about that with designer clothes. They should be good quality so it doesn’t matter if people have had them for a year or two before you. If you go online to sites like eBay, you should be able to find plenty of second hand designer stuff for a fraction of the price of buying new. Just make sure that you look at all of the pictures properly to make sure there is no damage and check the reviews on the buyer to make sure that they’re trustworthy.

 

Ignore Trends

The fashion world moves quickly and things are only considered fashionable for a short time before the next big thing comes along. The good news is, you can use this to your advantage. Clothes that don’t follow current trends are still going to look great if you wear them right but a lot of people follow those trends religiously. So, when things aren’t ‘in’ anymore, shops are going to have trouble selling them and they’re likely to knock the prices down. That’s when you can come in and buy it all up cheap.

Buying designer clothes doesn’t have to empty your bank account, just use these simple tricks and you can afford them easily.

 

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Dressing for Success: Some Of The Ways You Can Do It

When it comes to your appearance it what you think about yourself that matters over anybody else’s opinions, but sometimes your confidence can be knocked. If you have a job that requires you to put yourself out there a lot of the time, if you find that you are trying to stay on your feet with a new business venture or going solo and doing freelance work, if you just want to rock the household chores sometimes dressing for the success you want can make all the difference. But how can you do that? I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can dress for success.

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It starts with what is underneath

 Sometimes when it comes to the clothes that you wear, you have to start with the basics and that can mean the lingerie and underwear you are wearing. It isn’t necessarily about wearing something pretty, although that can help you to feel great, but it is more to do with wearing something that fits you well and enhances your body shape. This is when looking online for cheap lingerie by Lingerie Outlet Store could help you to find the right pieces. Once you have underwear that fits perfectly, you will find that the clothing you wear fits you better and looks incredible.

 

Dress for the occasion

 Dressing for success isn’t always about the power suit for that meeting at work, you may work for yourself, stay at home or simply have a different type of job that requires different clothing. Instead, dressing for success means you are dressed for the occasion, then eat way you can be and whatever that situation may be.

 

Wear clothes that suit your body shape

 It is important to understand what your body shape is and to dress for it rather than against it. You will always feel more confident in the clothes you are in if they fit your figure well and look the part. You can identify your body shape easily enough online and the difference it could make to how you look is amazing.

 

Think of your skin tone

 Your skin tone can play a big part in how you dress as certain colours will enhance your look whereas others will drown you out and not do anything for your appearance. So it is crucial to know whether warmer or cooler tones suit your skin tone better. You can do this through trying out different clothes and seeking advice online to help you identify the best colours for you.

 

Put your look together

 Dressing for success and feeling good about it is only part of the story, you also need to think about putting the whole look together. Having the right clothes is great, but making more effort with your hair, a slick of lipstick or a bit of make and doing things that help boost your confidence can also work wonders for your overall appearance.

 I hope these tips help you to dress for success.

 

 

Festive Fashion: From Office To Party!

The festive season is upon us again, and for most of us that means a jam packed social calendar this month. From the office Christmas party to drinks with friends, family parties and more, if you want to fit in the festive fun you might have to get a bit creative. One way you can do this is by creating a work look that can easily be glammed up for the evening. That way you don’t have to go all the way home and start from scratch, you can simply add or remove a couple of items and you’re ready to go. Here are some of the ways you can go about it!

 

Choose a Plain, Staple Outfit

The trick to getting a ‘work to party’ look right is to get your basic outfit right. This could be a plain black dress, or even a pair of black trousers or a skirt with a black vest top. For work you could wear a white shirt over the top (or under the dress depending on the style) and afterwards you can take it off for your party outfit. If you’re looking for nice basics like this, brands like Ruby Rd clothing have a variety of different options you can choose from. All black looks formal for the office but can easily be glammed up for the party with a few extra things. If you’re wearing a skirt or dress, you could wear tights underneath for work but then take them off for the evening. So don’t forget to shave your legs!


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Accessories

The best way to transform your plain work outfit so it looks party ready is with accessories. A statement necklace, earrings or a bracelet will instantly make it look more evening appropriate. You could add a sparkly waist belt and switch up your work bag for an evening clutch. You could wear a cardigan to work during the day, and switch this to a trendy white or pastel coloured blazer for the evening.

 

Shoes

Another way to turn an outfit from day to night is with shoes. If you’ve worn flats or plain black stillettos to the office, at the end of the work day switch these out for a stunning party- ready pair. It could be strappy heels, sparkle stilettos, peep toe wedges- whatever works with the rest of your outfit. Ankle boots and shoe boots are a good choice for this time of year when it’s cold outside, they still look cute and trendy but keep your feet warm.

 

Makeup

During the daytime you of course want to keep your makeup looking work appropriate. One way you can do this is apply a smokey eye shadow in neutral colours such as browns and golds. And then keep the rest of your look very simple. That way at the end of the work day your eyeshadow is already done but you could amp it up with some black eyeliner and maybe even some false eyelashes. You could wear a nude or light pink lipstick to work, and then redo it with a bold shade for the evening which will totally change up the way you look. Since it’s party season red would be a good choice, you could be extra festive by adding a swipe of sparkly lip gloss over the top. A highlight and contour palette in your makeup bag with a fluffy brush can help to give you definition to your face without much time or effort.


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Perfume

Finally, a spritz of perfume can go a long way in finishing your look and give you a confidence boost. If you wear perfume to the office, chances are it’s a lighter fragrance for the daytime. For the evening you could put on something a little more sultry. If you have lots of miniature perfumes and samples from things like beauty boxes now is the perfect time to use them. Pop one into your makeup bag and apply it before you leave for the party for an ultra glam and feminine finish to your outfit.

 

December is a busy time of year, but it’s worth making the effort to go to these social events. If you’ve not seen loved ones much during the year Christmas is the perfect opportunity to do so. So find a way to make it work, even if you have to attend straight from the office!

 

Will you be going from the office to the party much during December?